check this shit out. hard beats and its available free from bandcamp. this album is dope
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Threat - Sickinnahead
For those that listened to west coast gangsta rap in the earlt 90's there is a big possibility you heard Threat rhyme on someones track?
So after the re-up i come with a little more info on threat. Ive just listened to this album again and it still amazes me how he didnt make a bigger name for himself? such a good dude with serious skills?
so anyways i have since found out that threat was a member of a group called " Black Menace " ive not checked out their stuff yet but am definitely gonna delve into it.
i found a link available for some of their stuff over on Deadly Grounds Website
I'm gonna get this album and see if i can track down the oither stuff so keep your eyes open for some stuff soon :)
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I was lucky enough to hear about Artifacts about a year before they kinda blew up. I had a mate back in the days that used to record shop with me and he had heard rumblings about an artist that was cousins or some shit like that with Redman??? not sure if that is right but he came across a 12" by underground beat makers "The Nubian Crackers" the track was called Do You Wanna Hear It? and it had various different versions on the 12"....mostly just beats and stuff but there was one version which featured the unknowns Artifacts!
Now not a lot of people copped this back in the day and you'd have to be a pretty die hard fan to even know this exsists, but from the moment i heard it i was huge fan. This track is possibly one of the most slept on tracks in hip hop and is a must to anyone that loves there hard beats....
It wasn't long till the highly anticipated album came.............
Thats Them was the 2nd coming from the crew and it seemed to me that the album didnt get the same praise as the first and is quite strange to me as its a pretty solid album? i think with the years going by and hip hop more interested in wars between east/west coasts and the drama that surrounded pac and biggie i think a lot of heads kinda drifted off from hip hop, i for one am guilty of that. I dont know whether it was a case of me growing up and having a job and a girl or just a lack of quality around at the time to keep me interested? Occasionly i would pick up stuff but i was far from the gold hunter that i was so i think i just didnt put my heart into it as much. God bless the internet hey! so now i get the chance to go back and re live my youth now i'm an old fossil. have to say i appreciate hip hop a lot more nowadays than i did back then and when i listen back to groups like Artifacts i wonder to myself why i fell off so much.......I'm blaming the girl :) but its well worth checking this album if you dont own it (why?)
The group went their seperate ways after the album and singles releases, the only 12" i managed to buy from this was The Ultimate...................
Friday, January 28, 2011
- "Intro" 3.46
- "Low Down Nigga" 3.56
- "Robin Harris Shit (Skit)" 1.14
- "Fuck Compton" 4.33
- "DJ Quik Beat Down (Skit)" 0.53
- "Step To Me" 4.01
- "Phone Conversation With Reporter (Skit)" 2.16
- "Bronx Nigga" 3.50
- "You Ain't Shit" 4.01
- "I Ain't Takin No Shorts" 4.33
- "NFL Shit (Skit)" 1.10
- "Ill Wax Anybody" 4.00
- "Michel'le Conversation (Skit)" 1.54
- "Cant Fuck Around" 3.33
- "Dogs Gonna Getcha" 3.03
- "Going Wild In The Penile" 3.44
- "Get Off The Dick" 3.27
- "I Ain't Havin' It" (Feat. Kool Keith) 4.55
- "Patriotic Pimp" 4.00
- "Secret Fantasies" (Feat. Kool Keith) 4.51
- "I Don't Give A Fuck" – 4:26
- "Grab Your Gat" – 4:20
- "I Get Wrecked" (Featuring KRS-One) – 5:23
- "Timberland's" – 4:23
- "If I Was A Cop" – 3:45
- "Hardcore" – 3:28
- "Game" – 4:53
- "Skip To My Loot" – 4:24
- "Silly Bitch" – 3:47
- "Mad Dog" – 4:31
- "Make Room" – 2:40
- "Breakin North" – 4:06
Bo$$ - Born Gangstaz
5 Thelma and Louise
16 I Don't Give a Fuck
3."East Bay Gangster (Reggae)"
6."Peace to My Nine"
8."Welcome to the Ghetto"
9."Fucked in the Game"
10."Money or Murder"
13."Break Yourself" (featuring MC Ant)
Its good to be back :)
Monday, November 08, 2010
Monday, August 13, 2007
I Picked the album up by surprise i think the week before christmas 92 while visiting my dad. Now my dad had no C.D player in his house so i had to wait nearly a week and a half to hear the shit! imagine that. So i finaly get my ass home and in the presence of some mates, throw the shit on and realise then and there what you listening to is just classic classic shit. But seriosly now i can remember it taking a long long time for people in the U.K to really start bumping this stuff and it wasnt untill "Nuthin but a G thang" took over MTV that people really took a shine to the album. Hip Hop connection (english version of the source at the time) absolutely panned this album!!! fools.The single came out and as usual from dre there wasnt that much of an extra to the single.
Then came Let me Ride... Another pretty dull single release with no mixes then came another version? that seemed to happen a lot with this album (3 different singles of the same song ) but then there was a "Let Me Ride (extended) " version . A full 11 mins long with some alternate lyrics and beat was a tiny bit different. but well worth having if you dont have it.
Then...Dre finally releases a single thats worth its weight in bud seeds and quite possibly the essential dre 12" to own.Now i remember hearing "Deep cover/One Eight Seven" a long time before the chronic came out but could never find the track and i dont think many did so the fact it was finaly released on this 12" was defiantely the biggest reason to own it...untill you flip it over and get blessed with the now classic studio smoking session banger that is "puffin on blunts & drankin tanqueray" Classic 12" here for any vinyl junkie alive.
That was that...The chronic and its singles were absolutely played to death for over a year and the hip hop world waited on the arrival of Snoops solo album. Now when "whats my name" dropped i was a little dissapointed to tell the truth but then the day arrived and the album dropped.
So on very first listen you have the bathtub intro????? then the actual G-funk intro where Lady of rage explodes the album up straght away and all is forgotten with the dissapointing first single. classic after classic on this album and it just picks up from where Chronic left off. I own not a single 12" from this album ? i dont know why but nevermind.
Then came a little spin off featuring the whole death row crew. The track "murder was the case" from snoops album was turned into a mini film and that paved the way for a soundtrack to be created from pretty much the entire Death Row roster. Not by any means a classic but there were some very good tracks on it and its one of those albums i not seen posted up anywhere else so i thought i would do the honours.
So to wrap it all up I think i've thrown up a little surprise. This wasnt a Death row release but it may as well have been. The man responsible for introducing Snoop to Dre, Warren G. Warren G is Dre's little step brother and had a little crew going on with Snoop and Nate Dog while Dre was in the studio producing N.W.A's last album. Of course things happened and Dre and Snoop did the deep cover thing and "G-Funk was officially born" soon after.
So that concludes my little death row connections ting. I do have many many views about the similarites with Dre's effort and Above The Laws "Black Mafia Life" album but as my pc wont rip the cd its kind of hard to throw down my argument about it. hope you enjoy the tracks if you havn't heard them before.......
Now this was much more like it. The "funky lemonade remix" is 5* classic shit! so well worth the download.
Next up came ...Roadrunner 12"
Another totaly on point remix this time coming from A tribe called quest
Then i come to a track not featured on the album and i cant remember for the life of me where i picked this up from. i am sure this was on a B side of a black sheep 12???
This track is just solid sickness and shows the signs of what the now older Chi ali had to offer but sadly thats all she wrote. The only details i could find on this track was here
But i am pretty sure it was available somewhere else but i aint flicking thorugh crates looking for something i probably wont find?
All in all though Chi Came through with his 1 and only Album and this is an absolute must to any collection if you can find it nowadays.